American Family Association: After SCOTUS Ruling on Texas Law, Nation Needs a President Who Will Appoint Pro-Life Judges
TUPELO, Miss.—American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) released the following statement today, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 decision to strike down Texas law HB2 in the first abortion-related case to reach the Court in 20 years.
“To be clear, abortion is a horrific practice,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “There’s nothing safe about abortion. It is the killing of innocent babies who were created in God’s image.
“Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court served a blow to the pro-life movement and to states’ rights to regulate healthcare within their borders. The Texas law that the Supreme Court struck down today required abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Admitting privileges for any surgical clinic is common practice. For the Court to refuse Texas’ ability to ensure that abortion clinics have access to local hospitals is shameful and unconstitutional.
“Our court system is no longer run by judges who use the Constitution as the basis for rulings,” Wildmon continued. “Rather, the Supreme Court works as an activist bench that rules on personal opinion rather than Constitutional application. This ruling today is exactly why America needs a President who will appoint pro-life judges who will honor the Constitution.”